Sit back, relax, grab a drink and chat with some of the most imaginative artists in the world.
S5 EP8: Candle House Collective
Welcome back to Happy Hour on The Fringe. April Rose, the independent artist programs manager at FringeArts sits down with Evan Neiden of Candle House Collective, an experimental theater company that creates performances takes place over the phone for one audience member. The two discuss how this work is made, what inspires the work, and how to engage with audiences remotely, which we're all have been doing for the first time.
S5: EP7 3AM
How does a passion for comedy lead to greater forms of creativity? On this episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe, Zach Blackwood sits down with the brilliant minds behind 3AM Theatre, Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo. The three discuss the origins of the multidisciplinary performance company, upcoming projects, and the excitement leading up to FringeArts Hand to Hand Circus Festival.
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S5:E6 Kristin Finger
While being a good listener and collaborator can open a lot of doors in life, how far can it take you when death is on the table? On this episode, Ari sits down with Kristin Finger from ComedySportz Philly to talk about real world improv and how well those skills transfer to her annually sold-out brainchild Murder Manor. With this year's improvised murder mystery on the horizon, Kristin shares how she's reconciled the classic genre with classic improv heuristics, despite their seeming almost at odds, and elevated the event through its newfound virtual setting.
S5:E5 OhOk Performance Group
During Fringe Fest 2020, OhOk Performance Group showed us how something as intimate as dance can persist in spite of any distance that may need to be put up. So on this episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe, April sits down with the two people who made it happen, Whitney Casal and Britt Davis, as they discuss the group's beginnings, the success of Do mirrors burn?, and their aspirations moving forward. Listen in on this duo's rapport to get some insight into the nature of collaboration and provoke a cathartic "oh, okay!"
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S5:E4 Thaddeus Phillips (ft. a special guest)
On the last episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe, Producers Circle member Ed Wagner cited Thaddeus Phillips as the prime example of infusing technology and innovation into theatre. This week, Zach sat down with the dynamic artist himself to find out how he's done the same with his upcoming show, Zoo Motel, presented by Theatre Exile this spring. Listen in to get a glimpse into Thaddeus' cinematic style of theatre and enjoy a special guest appearance by Tatiana Mallarino as she unpacks her dramaturgical philosophy.
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S5:E3 Ed Wagner
With FringeArts’ 25th Anniversary on the horizon, Raina sits down with longtime friend of the Fringe Ed Wagner to take a look into the most notable moments from Fringemas past, present, and future. So sit back, spike that iced tea with a bit of water, and listen in on the Philly arts scene’s long and weird history.
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